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Can't get sansa sandisk mp3 player to charge

Can't get sansa sandisk player I just bought to charge. When I plug it in to my computer the screen comes on and the circle goes around and around but it's not charging my mp3 player. The little battery on bottom of it's screen looks like it's charging the first minute it's plugged in but then it stops flashing. What am I doing wrong??? This happend with the first one I bought so I returned it for a new one and now this one is doing the same thing. Does the battery need to be totally depleted before charging and if so is there anything special I should be doing besides just plugging it into my pc via the usb cord they gave me??? Thanks Dana

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  • maryjoon Dec 15, 2008

    exact same thing he descried

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Battery does not have to be depleted, there is a reset as well as a Recovery Tool from Sandisk's website. You will need to upgrade the firmware if your computer is running Windows Vista.

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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  • Patricia Peterkin Mar 18, 2014

    How can you reset the MP3 player when you can't charge it?

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